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Verskin, Sara

Barren Women

Religion and Medicine in the Medieval Middle East

Series:Islam – Thought, Culture, and Society 2

    Open Access
    eBook (PDF)
    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    March 2020
    ISBN
    978-3-11-059658-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Drawing on legal, medical and theological texts, Barren Women explores the ramifications of being infertile in the medieval Arab-Islamic world. In so doing, Verskin’s study highlights underappreciated areas of women’s agency within the Islamic legal system, and also explores the diverse marketplace of medical ideas in the medieval world and the perceived connection between women’s health practices and religious heterodoxy.

    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    280 pages
    1 Fig. 2 Tables
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Women in Islam; Islamic family law; history of medicine; infertility

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    Sara Verskin, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

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